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Old 28th March 2011, 23:04   #10096
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Arkin, that's a superb Minor- I bought one too, from Automania a while ago. You have truly outstanding photography skills.
What camera have you used ?
That's rather humbline. About the camera, I used my dearest Nikon COOLPIX L21 8 Mpx, which I've lost. I use a COOLPIX S70 now.

Anyway, here are some pics of my '62 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster.
Pics taken using my 1st digicam, so please excuse the quality.
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EDIT: Here's a brief review I'd posted in Scalemodelcarz last year:
"Though this is an economy model w/o an opening boot, the 1962 Thunderbird Roadster by Welly, never ceases to delight my eyes when I look at my display. The model is awesome to look at, with it whitewall tires 'wire' wheels, the liberal dose of chrome, and the contrast between the chrome, pale cream body, the black soft-top and the dark maroon interiors. The use of Tampo printing is delightful, unlike the cheap stickers used by Maisto. The interiors are just about good, and the chrome is OK for an economy model, and could be a bit better.Under the hood, there is a separate engine block, if you could call it that. The underbody is decent too. The model is so pretty that the fact that the boot doesn't open doesn't affect its overall rating much.
My overall rating: 9/10. A Recommended Model.
VFM Rating: 9/10"

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Old 29th March 2011, 03:32   #10097
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Finally got my hands on one of my favourite SUV, although I dont like the colour combination .
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@zibby: Love the Panamera. But I wished it had red calipers like the black one Ravi (diecast) has.
thanks. I think only turbo comes with coloured callipers.

Love the photography of the morris minor, got a similar one in purple.
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Old 29th March 2011, 08:52   #10098
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From the Blog, it the "first ever custom diecast maker" is our own Cyrus43.
and I doubt he is the first ever "custom diecast maker" of India.
And not everyone is a great fan of his mods. Most of the mods on this SLS are really basic DIY mods that many collectors can do themselves.

Indeed. It would be better to buy a Minichamps SLS at that price, or DIY.
Could you please tell me who's the "first"?

It's easy to pass off judgements like these. Nobody is forcing anybody to buy anything. Those who don't like it can simply ignore it.

To each his own, DIY mods on a scale model car are not that easy. I have learnt it the hard way a couple of times. Manish and Cyrus are the only ones who have those skills and the guts as far as I know. Guys at diecastxchange and project 118 make it look easy, which it's not.

I am hoping for some really good quality work as I know what he's capable of. Sometimes, pics don't do justice to the quality of the worksmanship.

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Don't you think we expect a lot more from him. This will be plane jane. Lets get some serious body mod jobs.
+1. Let's see how the first batch turns out to be. He's doing it just as a hobby in his free time. Serious body mods would require a lot of time, money and energy.

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@Manish: Exactly. Most of the mods mentioned are DIY stuff.
Could you please show how this is done? Because it sounds quite easy from the way you describe.

Nice pics of the Minor, BTW.

P.S.: I do some scale model car mods as well but only on 1:32 scale or below.

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Old 29th March 2011, 09:15   #10099
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Great Morris Scale model
Enchanting
Such threads inspire to pick up a new hobby
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Old 29th March 2011, 09:56   #10100
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Great Morris Scale model
Enchanting
Such threads inspire to pick up a new hobby
It already did. I am into scale models now after following this thread. Got 15 models and ordered for 12 models. Expecting them this week.
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@Manish: Some serious shopping, eh ?
Yeah, that's my list as of now (I have left Merc Transforter, McLaren F1 road car and like off my list). but to get them in 1:18 or 1:24 is real trouble.



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+1. Let's see how the first batch turns out to be. He's doing it just as a hobby in his free time. Serious body mods would require a lot of time, money and energy.
Just painting, the thing is that we have seen his painting skills on his earlier projects. Now how about thinking on Flaring the wheel arches, adding side skirts and then modify the front and rear bumper to match the lines. UK has got lot of options off the shelf for DIY kind.
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Anyway, here's my Minichamps Morris Minor Cabri:

Amazing pictures! I have the exact same model and love it. Infact I find that the finish on the Minichamps models (especially the paint) is better than Autoart and some of the other manufacturers.
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Great Morris Scale model
Enchanting
Such threads inspire to pick up a new hobby
You just made my day!
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It already did. I am into scale models now after following this thread. Got 15 models and ordered for 12 models. Expecting them this week.
Which models??
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Amazing pictures! I have the exact same model and love it. Infact I find that the finish on the Minichamps models (especially the paint) is better than Autoart and some of the other manufacturers.
Thanks! I found the feel of the green paint similar to the feel of PAVAN KADAM's Beetle.
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Finally got my hands on one of my favourite SUV, although I dont like the colour combination .
Is this the road tough model?

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1/43 G 55 SWB by Autoart. Amazing detailing. And excellent value at just Rs 200 from gomotorbids.
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Old 29th March 2011, 13:35   #10104
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Which models??
These are the models that I currently have

1. Merc CL 500 - Kinsmart
2. Alfa 147 GTA - Kinsmart
3. Honda S2000 - Kinsmart
4. Porsche Cayenne Turbo - Kinsmart
5. Audi A6 - Kinsmart
6. Ferrari Enzo - BBurago
7. Nissan 370Z - Maisto
8. VW Beetle - Welly
9. Lamborghini Reventon - Maisto
10. Audi A4 - Kinsmart
11. Merc S Class - Kinsmart
12. Toyota Prius - Kinsmart
13. Mini Cooper - BBurago

Models ordered
Various models of Merc, BMW, Lambo, Hummer, Nissan etc 12 in total - Maisto
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Naveen where have you ordered these from? What scale are they?
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Naveen where have you ordered these from? What scale are they?
I ordered it from ebay. Think it's 1:24 scale. Have to confirm it.
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Naveen where have you ordered these from? What scale are they?
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I ordered it from ebay. Think it's 1:24 scale. Have to confirm it.
KiNSMART models are mostly 1:32 pull back models, meant to be toys.
Having collected KiNSMARTs are the likes for over 8 years, I now feel I should have invested that money in 1:18s. In fact they feel like toys now to me.
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KiNSMART models are mostly 1:32 pull back models, meant to be toys.
Having collected KiNSMARTs are the likes for over 8 years, I now feel I should have invested that money in 1:18s. In fact they feel like toys now to me.
Yes, Kinsmart are pullback models. I got it for 130 a piece. Since those were my first models, I had a hard time to invest more money on bigger ones.

Now slowly moving to the 500-1k price category. Being an amateur, it might take some time for me to invest on better models.

I find Welly much better than Maisto. Have to see the 12 new models though. They are of Maisto.

Will update with pics once I get hold of them.
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@Manish,
The SLS models are not necessarily meant for serious collectors for you and me but for casual collectors who might not have the time or the skills to do DIY stuff. This time Cyrus is doing the mods a bit more seriously (from what he told me) and more professionally so there (hopefully) won't be any tackiness which might be there in some of his other mods. As far as I know, 3 of them have already been sold.

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Thanks! I found the feel of the green paint similar to the feel of PAVAN KADAM's Beetle.

1/43 G 55 SWB by Autoart. Amazing detailing. And excellent value at just Rs 200 from gomotorbids.
200 including shipping? That sounds a bit too good to be true.

Anyways another superb model and amazing pictures.
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